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Sierra High grad now in ‘The Voice’ semi-finals

The tears running down Christina Aguilera's cheek meant one of two things for Lindsey Pavao.

April 18, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Guns, crime, fear, & the ineffective SJ County juvenile justice system

I do not own a gun.

April 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Remove the crud and California is still 100% solid gold

Go ahead, trash California.

April 16, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Charlie: An invisible 19-year-old on Manteca’s streets

It was one of about a dozen phone messages I'll retrieve during the day.

April 13, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Art critics panned Thomas Kinkade as saccharine artist

Art critics almost to the last person panned the man.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Oil derrick-style cell tower with flag on top gives Manteca something to howl about

Get ready for ugliness to be taken to new heights in Manteca.

April 11, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Less lethal greeting: What happened to a friendly ‘hello’ to greet strangers?

I was walking down Powers Avenue Saturday night.

April 09, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


We’ve lost our bearings regarding economic reality

What is wrong with us?

April 07, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Health survey just what Doctor Obvious ordered

Okay, okay.

April 06, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


About that ‘unelected group of people’ on the Supreme Court

I am not a big fan of a number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the years.

April 05, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


America loves Sierra High grad Lindsey Pavao on ‘The Voice’

America has spoken.

April 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Now is time for the real debate about the need for high speed rail

California high speed rail is primarily about bringing two points together - downtown Los Angeles and downtown San Francisco.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Will Sierra grad stay alive tonight on ‘The Voice’?

It started with her sharing a bench with clown-mask clad dancers as smoke rolled over the stage.

April 03, 2012 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


Buy more than you can afford? Uncle Sam will cover the tab

Your word should be good.

April 03, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Of pink slime, lower food costs & longevity

Get ready for higher beef prices and enjoying more fat in your diet if you eat hamburger.

April 02, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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We want the world and we want it now

Patience is still a virtue but the concept is on life support these days.

October 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


When it comes to fairness, rate increase plan is real garbage

Let's call the proposed Manteca garbage rate hike as presented what it really is - a sham.

October 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Legalize pot? Democrats & GOP will party on regardless

Now that postal carriers have risked getting a hernia delivering the 220-page California General Election Official Voter Information Guide, perhaps you might want to contemplate ...

October 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca’s $1.44 a month homeless tax on solid waste

Manteca's elected leaders are voting Dec. 6 to take the amount of money Manteca residents pay for garbage service up by as much as ...

October 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Hillary & the battered Black Voter Syndrome

What will it take for Democrats to lose the 95 percent black vote?

October 20, 2016 | | Local Columns


Targeting Denham: Guilty by association

Guilt by association.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Scary lesson on patriotism in Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick did not beat his significant other. Nor did he run dog fights and then execute the losing dogs.

October 18, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca accidents accelerating

It's not just your imagination.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


DEUEL VOCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Deuel Vocational Institute - 10 miles southwest of Manteca - is a lot less crowded these days.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Developers pay $17,808 per acre to protect farming

The loss of farmland to build employment centers, retail and housing will cost developers $17,808 an acre.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca changing noise rules to allow city well drilling

Manteca needs to drill two new water wells.

October 17, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ripon, growth & the candidates

Ripon is a town with a population of slightly over 15,000.

October 17, 2016 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Living beyond our needs: When will we ever learn?

The houses that dropped the most in value - and took the longest to bounce back - during the Great Recession triggered by liar loans were the ...

October 15, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Proposition 62: Rabid dogs & rabid people

When I read Proposition 62 on the Nov. 8 ballot, I don't see it as a "yes" or "no" issue or even as a ...

October 14, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Ignore scary messages: We’ve never had it so good

The scariest time of the year is almost upon us.

October 12, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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